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An Overview of the Tests for Male Infertility

The general testing procedure for male infertility begins with a visit to the urologist or fertility doctor. During the initial evaluation, a patient’s complete medical and reproductive histories are noted. Questions are asked about one’s sexual life, past infections, surgeries and chronic or genetic conditions. Physical Exam A physical examination of the genitals is performed Read More …






What are Some of the Threats to Female Fertility

With increasing numbers of young female survivors following cytotoxic cancer treatments, the issue of fertility preservation is ever more important. This is due to ovarian aging and cytotoxic treatments, since these are the most common causes for fertility loss in women. One recent study shows that phthalates (chemicals found in plastics and hundreds of household Read More …



What are Some of the Threats to Female Fertility

With increasing numbers of young female survivors following cytotoxic cancer treatments, the issue of fertility preservation is ever more important. This is due to ovarian aging and cytotoxic treatments, since these are the most common causes for fertility loss in women. One recent study shows that phthalates (chemicals found in plastics and hundreds of household Read More …




What Exactly is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a medical condition caused by the abnormal growth of the uterine lining, also known as the endometrium. Most commonly, endometriosis occurs in the Fallopian tubes, ovaries, the other side of the uterus, bowel and pelvic regions; rarely, endometriosis may be detected beyond the pelvic region as well (e.g. lungs and skin). Prevalence It Read More …



The Basics of Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination (IUI), a method of artificial insemination, requires the placement of concentrated semen into a woman’s uterus to help conception. The timing of insemination is planned based on the woman’s ovulation schedule in order to increase the chances of success. IUI offers several advantages to couples who are experiencing conception difficulties. This article describes Read More …



Tests for Female Infertility

Couples who are unable to conceive after 1 year of contraceptive-free intercourse are considered infertile. However, if a woman is over 35 years of age, and is unable to conceive after 6 months of contraceptive-free intercourse, she may consider fertility treatment. With advanced age of the female, her fertility declines, and hence the shorter time-frame Read More …



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